18 May 2014
Cosatu is informed that one of employee
went into the building and randomly opened fire on the employees in the
departments injuring three and killing two and thereafter turning the gun on himself.
Cosatu condemns all forms of violence but
at the same time calls on all the managers to handle matters which are related
to employees with sensitivity and diligence.
North West Provincial Secretary of Cosatu
Solly Phetoe said Cosatu condemns violence in the work place particularly in
terms of what happened in the Department of Human Settlements and the
Department of Economic Affairs.
Phetoe said we learnt that one of our
members was emotionally disturbed with regards to what the employer did to him
by not paying him the bonuses due to him in terms of his birthday and accusing
the worker of absenteeism.
“We at Cosatu are saying that is not how
managers should deal with their employees Phetoe added.
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